Two Civic Memorial High School students posted a video on social media Monday, saying they might bring a gun to school, according to the Bethalto Police Department.
Bethalto police were investigating the matter and took the students out of school as they continued to look into the video. Police determined the post was “a hoax” and that the two students did not intend to commit an act of violence, according to a news release.
The families of the two students were cooperating with police. Bethalto Police Department plan to have an increased presence at the high school in the next few days, just in case.